Category Archives: interior paint colors

15 Serene Green Paint Colors Not Called Green

I’ve always loved the color green. But, not all shades of green. And, this is especially true for wallView full post »

My 20 All-Time Favorite Benjamin Moore Paint Colors

Hi Everyone, Whew! What a week it’s been. I’m back in New York for the time being. My tooth gotView full post »

20 Favorite Exterior Paint Colors + Doors and Trim

Happy May, guys! Okay. I know. But, what should I say, instead? Gee, it sucks to be alive right now. And,View full post »

I Want Those Gorgeous Interior Colors – What Are They?

Hi Everyone, Well, the other day, I had a note related to interior colors. But, there was more. Oh, wait. itView full post »

How To Paint A Room – 20 Steps You Need to Know

Hi Guys, Well, it’s April 21, 2020. In New York, this is around the time when spring hits us with fullView full post »

New Farrow & Ball Colors 2020 Inspired By Nature

Hi Everyone, There have been some requests to go over the new Farrow & Ball paint colors 2020. Actually, IView full post »

How to Figure Out Room Colors with a Colorful Sofa

Dear Laurel, Here’s my dilemma which I’m hoping you might discuss in a blog post. The topic is HowView full post »

Reddish Laminate Floors? What Wall Color Will Work?

I just received an email from Sandra who’s struggling with her paint color to go with her red-tonedView full post »

A Secret for Creating A 25 Color Whole House Color Palette

Originally, I had put this large palette of colors together nearly four years ago. This was after I received aView full post »

Analogous Color Schemes In Interiors – The Right Way

Hi Everyone, Did you see the post the other day about monochromatic color schemes? If you missed it, you canView full post »

Monochromatic Interiors – A Misunderstood Color Scheme

Today, I’d like to focus on MONOCHROMATIC interiors and moonochromatic color schemes. But first of all,View full post »

20 Fabulous Shades Of Orange Paint and Furnishings

Ahhh, now that we are well into October, it always feels appropriate to bring out one of the most misunderstood,View full post »

Painted Brick-How to Easily Change It Back After Painting It

Hi Guys, As promised, this is part II of the discussion about brick houses. If you missed part I or would likeView full post »

12 of the Best Paint Colors To Go With Red Brick

Dear Laurel We have a red brick ranch home that we have been renovating on the inside for the last 20 years andView full post »

Common Mistakes When Choosing The Best Pale Blue Paint

Dear Laurel, I only discovered your blog a few days ago. I think I was up until 3:00 AM the other day because IView full post »

How To Select The Perfect Color Scheme For Your Home

Over the years, people have often asked me…   How do you select a color scheme for yourView full post »

Do The Best Dark Blue Paint Colors Give You The Blues?

Hey Everyone, I recently received a real “Dear Laurel” lovely note: Dear Laurel – About a yearView full post »

My Top 20 Best Shades of White Paint

Wait, Laurel!   My Top 20 Best Shades of White Paint???   Haven’t you already written thisView full post »

My North Facing Room Paint Color Is Driving Me Bonkers!

I recently received a letter from a woman struggling with how to choose a north facing room paintView full post »

The Best Bedroom Paint Colors You’re Probably Not Using

Hey Everyone, I’m back to give you another updated post for the best bedroom paint colors you’reView full post »

Here it is! A Palette For No-Fail Paint Colors

Picking paint colors is probably the most difficult decorating issue of all.   It would seem based on theView full post »

Can A Modern-Style Home Mix With Traditional Mouldings?

Dear Laurel, I love your blog and the wealth of information you share. And, I always get excited when a new postView full post »

The Perfect Shade Of White Wall Paint For Oak Trim

Dear Laurel, I came across your article about wall colors that go well with wood trim — very insightful! ThankView full post »

The Stained Wood Trim Stays – 16 Wall Colors To Make It Sing

Dear Laurel, I just found you on Pinterest. Great boards. I was googling best neutral wall color with stained woodView full post »

Impressive Decorating On A Shoestring Budget – Only 1,100.00 bucks!

Beautiful decorating on a shoestring budget is something that a lot of us wish we could do.   For most ofView full post »

Is Benjamin Moore COTY 2019 Metropolitan A Good Color?

Just yesterday, I received an email from a kind reader:   Hi Laurel, Love your blog and all the greatView full post »

Farrow and Ball Colors Update – 2018 + Matching

Hi Everyone, Taking a break from the Copenhagen trip photos because not everyone is interested, but I do haveView full post »

When is This Horrid Gray Trend Going To End?

Dear Laurel, I enjoyed the post from Sunday even though I’m not so fond of the Sherwin-Williams Color ofView full post »

Their Contractor Hates The Rich Paint Color Palette

Dear Laurel, My husband and I recently purchased a darling farmhouse (circa 1900) on a beautiful piece ofView full post »

The Best White Paint Color And What Most People Don’t Realize

Dear Laurel, Oh, I hope that you can help, oh paint guru. Because, in my quest for the best white paint color, I feelView full post »

Paralyzed By Perfection – Should She Paint Wood Paneling?

We’ve been on a roll discussing painting interior wood trim and now we have a home with copious amounts ofView full post »

The Wood Stain Color Is Too Red After Poly. Can It Be Fixed?

Below is a real “dear laurel letter” from a reader whose pine wood stain color took on a reddish hueView full post »

What Wall Color Will Work With Her Collected Interiors?

Collected Interiors– rooms that look like they evolved over time are probably what most of us are strivingView full post »

How To Work With the Color Pink – It’s Not Just For Millenials!

Hi Everyone, Working on this post from 36,000 miles in the air – winging it down to Miami for a three-dayView full post »

Is He Right? Are White-Painted Walls Boring?

Dear Laurel, I can’t even get my hubby to like white-painted walls. He thinks white walls with white trim looksView full post »

The Best Color Of The Year Is Largely A Farce – Here’s Why

Oh my! Thanks guys for all of your votes for the Best Color Of The Year 2018.   If I had my wits about me,View full post »